A Message From Our President
Hello and Welcome to the digital life of Delta Gamma Zeta Theta chapter at Columbia University!
I joined DG in spring of 2018, during my second semester at Columbia. Although at first timid to dive into leadership in DG, given my demanding schedule as a student-athlete, I ended up pursuing several roles in Zeta Theta, including Alternate Panhellenic Delegate and Sophomore Honor Board Representative.
I was drawn to Zeta Theta because of the chapter’s diversity, passion, and enthusiasm. As President, I am so excited to highlight those aspects that made DG stand out to me in the first place. Specifically, I hope to highlight and enhance Zeta Theta’s outstanding academic and professional support programs and continue to support sisters as they find their place at Columbia and beyond.
I will commit my tenure as president to incorporating more diversity-related programming into chapter life in addition to honing in on existing Zeta Theta tools, such as DG Pro and Tea with DG. I hope to inspire both new and existing members to challenge their existing viewpoints, increase their academic and professional confidence, and, most importantly, take advantage of the amazing network of powerful and inspiring women that make up our Zeta Theta chapter.
Columbia College | Columbia University ‘21
President - Delta Gamma Zeta Theta Chapter
When you join Delta Gamma, you join a network of leaders, philanthropists and supportive sisters.
Our Chapter Statement:
Our members are strong, confident, powerful, intersectional feminists in a system that is far from perfect. We are lucky to be able to come together as a unified community that recognizes the shortcomings of the sorority system.
Our members engage with social issues, showing support for #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, the LGBTQ+ community, the Jewish community, the Asian community, the Muslim community, the Latinx community, and other marginalized groups that are impacted by present conditions of society.
As an organization that comes from a historically privileged tradition, we acknowledge the many disparities in socioeconomic backgrounds within our sisterhood and the wider Columbia campus. Zeta Theta aims to provide support and visibility to all those impacted by financial burdens.
As a sisterhood, we strive to use our privilege and accessibility to New York City’s political landscape to learn and grow. We recognize that each individual in our chapter has a stake in the wider social conversation and that Zeta Theta has much to gain from our members’ lived experiences.
While Delta Gamma endeavors to work against oppressive gender stereotypes, sorority culture traditionally affirms constructs of conventional femininity and heteronormative assumptions. Taking that into consideration, Delta Gamma Zeta Theta seeks to further this conversation, utilizing our platform and acknowledging our responsibility as a visible organization on campus to give voice to important issues and empower our sisters to be agents of change
We are so proud of our sisters' accomplishments both individually and as a group that we can't help but share them. Delta Gamma is an incredible organization filled with smart, strong and dynamic leaders. But, you don't have to take our word for it, let our sisters speak for themselves!
"Through Delta Gamma's many leadership opportunities, Delta Gamma members develop individually, while simultaneously advancing the organization as a whole. DGs are not only leaders within the chapter, through serving on the chapter management team or various committees called crews, but also on campus, through clubs, sports, and other activities. Delta Gamma membership also serves as a vital tool for networking. Our members can reach outside Zeta Theta chapter to Delta Gamma’s vast alumnae network through DG Pro in order to gain access to internships, find a new career connection or simply to ask for advice! Delta Gamma has allowed members to hone their communication skills, networking capabilities, confidence, accountability, and feelings of empowerment!" - Isabella Lajara, CC '20
In the Community
CAMPUS CLUBS & SPORTS
Varsity Field Hockey
Columbia Women's Business Society
South Asian Feminism(s) Alliance
Undergraduate Recruitment Committee
Questbridge - First Gen Low Income Partnership (QFLIP)
Multicultural Recruitment Committee
Barnard Sustainable Initiatives Consulting Board
Columbia Athletics Event Staff
Girls Who Code
Barnard Criminal Justice Initiative
Relay For Life
Columbia Fashion Society
Columbia Art Business Association
Design for America
Hong Kong Students and Scholars Society
Notes and Keys
Columbia Political Review
116 and Partners
Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society
Undergraduate Lab Review
Engineers Without Borders
CU Women of Color Pre-Law Society
Women in Law and Politics
Lion Fund LLC
Meet Me at the Museum
Athena Film Festival
Pi Sigma Alpha
Peer Health Exchange
Columbia University Emergency Medical Services
Columbia Neuroscience Society
Peace by Peace
One for the World
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Columbia China Law and Business
CU Global Brigades
Student Government Association
Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE)
Columbia University Cheerleading Team
Alexander Hamilton Society
Columbia College Student Council
Columbia Model United Nations
Athena Scholars Program
Athena Pre-Law Society
Columbia Engineering Student Council
Columbia University Senate
Team USA Figure Skating
COMPANIES & INTERNSHIPS
US State Department
Bank of America/Merril Lynch
Hillary for America
Abercrombie & Fitch
Girls Who Code
Bank of Montreal
NYC Department of Transportaion
Venture for America
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Rent the Runway
Richardson & Patel LLC
The Frick Collection
Tribecca Film Festival
US Chamber of Commerce
Delta Gamma ties extend far beyond your chapter, your state, and even your country. Just hear what some Zeta Thetas had to say about the way sisterhood impacted their time abroad.
I met another new member from DG only a few months before leaving for Paris, we decided to live together after only having talked for an hour. We both knew the values of our chapter applied to us in different ways and that would make us great roommates. During our time abroad, we both followed our diverse passions and interests taking different classes and meeting different people. My time abroad was so much more fulfilling because it felt like we completed each other every step along the way! - Esra Ar (Paris Fall 2016)
Through legacy and loyalty, Delta Gamma continues to grow, achieve, thrive and succeed. We are rich in heritage and tradition and our Delta Gamma pride empowers us to forever “do good”.
Delta Gamma provides endless unique opportunities for involvement and participation. Every initiated member is eligible for membership in any of the 225 alumnae groups when she leaves college, wherever she may live.
In an alumnae group, a Delta Gamma alumna can find a group of friends in a new city, a fantastic networking connection for her career or an exciting service project. Alumnae dues keep Delta Gamma operating smoothly so that all members can reap the benefits of membership. The most satisfying alumnae privileges include mentoring collegians, serving as advisers, assisting with recruitment, acting as a house corporation member and interacting at special occasions, all of which aid the collegians and their respective chapters.
Founder’s Day celebrations, member reunions and anniversary celebrations bring collegiate and alumnae chapters together. Typically, chapters celebrating 25th, 50th and 75th anniversaries have several decades of alumnae represented. Thus, collegiate members become acquainted with women of all ages, emphasizing that Delta Gamma is truly for a lifetime.